Greenland, Fog experiment at Ginza Maison Hermès – Fujiko Nakaya × Ukichiro Nakaya

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Ginza Maison Hermès is hosting the exhibition Greenland, which is devoted to the talented fog artist Fujiko Nakaya and her father, Ukichiro Nakaya.

Greenland refers to the site of Ukichiro’s later research on snow and ice, Ginza Maison Hermès’ glass block is likened to the icy terrain of the Arctic as Fujiko undertakes a fog experiment in the interior of the space. Fog is used as a medium of artistic expression. The exhibition focuses on the endlessly curious and challenging spirits of these two talented individuals that are Fujiko and Ukichiro.

Fujiko’s first “fog sculpture” was exhibited at the Pepsi Pavilion at Expo ’70, held in Osaka in 1970. She subsequently created over 80 installations and performances all over the world. Her father, Ukichiro was a famous scientist known for the quote, “Snow crystals are letters sent from heaven,” successfully made the world’s first artificial snow crystals.

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Greenland
at Ginza Maison Hermès Le Forum
Dec 22, 2017 – Mar 4, 2018
Admission Free

 

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